Welcome to the Verne Visitors Group
What's happening? The Verne has Closed. More info here
We are a group of people who have come together to provide support to detainees at the Verne IRC. We can visit a detainee at their request, providing friendship, solidarity and practical support.
We recognise the physical and mental hardship that is caused by being locked up for administrative reasons, and seek to raise awareness of the purpose and use of Immigration Detention Centres such as the Verne.
Together with other groups, we advocate for change in immigration detention policy.
If you would like to know how you can help, including by being a visitor, please go to our Get Involved page